Eminem Spends Most Weeks At #1 For A Male Artist Since Usher’s ‘Confessions’
With no major challengers to Eminem’s reign with Recovery, the Detroit rapper spends a seventh non-consecutive week at #1 on Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums chart. Em moved 116,000 copies of the LP, marking the ninth week it has sold over 100,000. Billboard points out that Marshall Mathers has now had the most weeks at #1 since Taylor Swift’s Fearless spent 11 non-consecutive weeks on top in 2008 and 2009. His seven weeks atop the chart also marks the most weeks at #1 for a male artist since Usher racked up nine in 2004 with Confessions.
Six new entries cracked the Top 10 this week, but really—was there ever any notion that Iron Maiden or John Mellencamp would be the ones to overthrow Eminem? We’re guessing that honor will go to a lippy girl named Katy.
The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums:
1. Eminem, Recovery 2. Kem, Intimacy *new* 3. Ray LaMontagne, God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise *new* 4. Iron Maiden, The Final Frontier *new* 5. Trace Adkins, Cowboy’s Back In Town *new* 6. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now 7. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs 8. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0 9. David Gray, Foundling *new* 10. John Mellencamp, No Better Than This *new*